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Results: 1 - 20 of 132
Results: 1 - 20 of 132
  • ILLICITIES: City-Making and Organized Crime
    10 Mar 2021
    We are thrilled to announce the publication of PoLAR's new series, featuring the research network ILLICITIES. Funded by a seed grant from the CUS, ILLICITIES explores the nexus of city-making and organized crime.
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    What role do gender stereotypes play during elections?
    5 Mar 2021
    Do classical gender stereotypes affect the way we view politicians and does this affect election results? ‘Not much’, concludes researcher Daphne van der Pas. ‘Once men and women become politically active, then other ...
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    Populism, do we all mean the same thing?
    19 Feb 2021
    The word populism is on everybody's tongue these days, but do we all mean the same thing? What is the difference between left-wing and right-wing populism? Is populism good or bad for democracy? How are the populist ...
  • Documentary “The Climate Resilient City Explained”
    11 Feb 2021
    On 25 January, the documentary 'The Climate Resilient City Explained' premiered. It shows the results of the City Deal Climate Adaptation's four years of work on the question: how can Dutch cities defend themselves ...
  • Grant for research on Housing, Environmental and Health Inequalities in Amsterdam
    11 Feb 2021
    Wouter van Gent, Willem Boterman, Cody Hochstenbach, Fenne Pinkster (Urban Geographies) and Mendel Giezen (Urban Planning) have been awarded a research grant by Kenniscentrum Ongelijkheid.
  • Project “SamenOpHetFietspad”
    11 Feb 2021
    In 2020 we started the project SamenOpHetFietspad (TogetherWeCycle). This project uses the local contexts of relevant Dutch municipalities and regions where crowdedness on the bike lanes leads to tensions and ...
  • Marie Curie for Gediminas Lesutis and Maria Kaika
    11 Feb 2021
    Dr. Gediminas Lesutis (Fellow) and Prof. Maria Kaika (Supervisor) received a Horizon 2020 Framework Marie Curie Fellowship Grant for the project: "Infrastructured lives: assembling politics and liveable life in ...
  • 'New political parties enter a life or death struggle'
    11 Feb 2021
    When people think of new political parties, they tend to think of successful examples such as Podemos in Spain or the 5-Star Movement in Italy. We often forget that the majority of new parties fail to win a single ...
  • ‘The anti-racism movement could put wind in the sails of multicultural parties’
    10 Feb 2021
    During the Dutch elections in March this year, voting behaviour of people with a migration background will be studied for the first time at national level. 'Something is happening', states UvA political scientist ...
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    'Why voting as early as 16 is much better'
    5 Feb 2021
    Last year, political scientist Sarah de Lange, as a member of the Council for Public Administration, advised the Dutch parliament and government to lower the voting age to 16. She explains why it is important to give ...
  • Four Projects Awarded a CUS Seed Grant
    3 Feb 2021
    The Centre for Urban Studies is pleased to announce the projects that have been awarded a Seed Grant. The awarded projects foster inter- or transdisciplinary dialogue, contribute to the CUS’ strategic focus on the ...
  • Three Projects Awarded a CUS Seed Grant XL
    3 Feb 2021
    The Centre for Urban Studies is pleased to announce the projects that have been awarded a 2021 Seed Grant XL. The awarded projects foster inter- or transdisciplinary dialogue, contribute to the CUS’ strategic focus ...
  • Polarisation in the Netherlands: how divided are we?
    26 Jan 2021
    Exactly how divided are we in the Netherlands, and what role is polarisation likely to play in our upcoming elections? We discussed this with political scientist Eelco Harteveld, who has spent years studying the ...
  • The Brexit deal, a never-ending story
    21 Jan 2021
    Brexit expert Jonathan Zeitlin reflects on the Brexit deal that came into effect on 1 January 2021. ‘When we last spoke about Brexit, I wondered if the transition period would be the beginning of the end, or the end ...
  • Three new Assistant Professors in Violence & Security
    11 Dec 2020
    The Department of Political Science and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research are excited to announce that Chuyu Liu, Meredith Loken, and Jessica Soedirgo will take up positions as Assistant Professor ...
  • Vacancy: postdoctoral research fellow in the field of ‘Urban Commons’
    3 Dec 2020
    The University of Amsterdam’s Centre for Urban Studies is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow in the field of the Urban Commons. The position is aimed at researching the threats and opportunities ...
  • Annette Freyberg-Inan appointed professor of International Relations Theory
    6 Nov 2020
    Dr Annette Freyberg-Inan has been appointed professor of International Relations Theory at the Faculty of Social and Behavourial Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Veni grants for 25 UvA and Amsterdam UMC researchers
    5 Nov 2020
    No fewer than 25 researchers from the UvA and Amsterdam UMC have been awarded Veni grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grants amount to a maximum of 250,000 euros per project. ...
  • Google Streetview shows social importance pedestrian friendly environment
    2 Nov 2020
    With Google Streetview and Deep Learning, researchers at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Twente identified how the urban environment is linked to the vitality of social organisations and ...
  • Violence against journalists and other information carriers
    21 Oct 2020
    In 2015, Rubén Espinosa, a journalist, was murdered in Veracruz, Mexico. The most likely culprits were the local political elites, whom Espinosa had criticised in his articles. Espinosa was also a key informant for ...